• HAROLD JARCHE  |  WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 17, 2018
    [Organization] coffee, communities, and condescension
    These include: self-organizing systems, platforms that enable self-organization, how to better share and filter knowledge and information. Last month I started a coffee club so that subscribers to this blog could purchase the equivalent of a cup of coffee for me each month. This week we had our first online video conference with five participants.
  • CLARK QUINN  |  WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 17, 2018
    [Organization] Developing Decisions
    What will make the difference between ordinary and extraordinary organizations is the ability to make decisions in this new VUCA environment (volatile, uncertain, complex, and ambiguous). I mentioned in yesterday’s post that one thing I do in getting objectives is focus on decisions. And, simple ones will get automated; we can train AI to handle these.
  • BETH KANTER  |  WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 17, 2018
    [Organization] Nonprofit Book Review: Social Startup Success – A Must Read for 2018
    The book is based on a five-year research project where Janus interviewed hundreds innovative nonprofit organizations. A few highlights of the questions she addresses: How can nonprofit organizations improve their programs with testing and demonstrate impact without funding at an early stage? How can nonprofits engage end-users to generate ideas for programs and services and co-create or co-develop with their organizations?
  • CLARK QUINN  |  TUESDAY, JANUARY 16, 2018
    [Organization] Listening
    I argue that what will make the difference for organizations, going forward, will be better decisions. Listening, as I mentioned, in this case to Guy Wallace. As one of the premier promoters of evidence-based design, he responded to my question about what to post on with: Any “How Tos” using methods, tools and techniques that you’ve found to work in L&D and Performance Improvement. Since I am a fan of Guy’s work, I thought I should answer!
  • IRVING WLADAWSKY-BERGER  |  MONDAY, JANUARY 15, 2018
    [Organization] Cloud Computing and the Supply Chain of Services
    In his closing remarks , the conference organizer noted that most everyone had agreed that something big and profound was going on, but they weren’t quite sure what it was they were excited about. “There is a clear consensus that there is no real consensus on what cloud computing is,” he said. Few companies or organizations are willing or able to move all of their IT to the public cloud, yet most of them are eager to move past the anachronism of the isolated, on-premise data center.”.
  • BETH KANTER  |  FRIDAY, JANUARY 12, 2018
    [Organization] Facebook Announces Overhaul of Newsfeed: What Does It Mean for Nonprofits?
    The newsfeed change will also impact nonprofits and others that rely on their Facebook Brand Page to reach their audiences and stakeholders, so de-prioritizing their content or “organic reach,” will require them to invest more paid social. Many nonprofits, specially small organizations, do not have the resources. Organic reach is dead, the algorithmic apocalypse or “Facebook Zero” and it will become necessary to invest in advertising.
  • BETH KANTER  |  TUESDAY, JANUARY 9, 2018
    [Organization] AI and Nonprofits: Will Bots Make Transition from Functional to Friendship?
    It is probably to better to focus creating or improving a highly functional chabot that builds your organization’s mailing list or answer basic questions. The next disruptive technology phase is already upon here and it includes a technology designed to emulate human conversation – chatbots programmed with artificial intelligence. It will have implications for nonprofits way beyond simply setting up a Facebook Messenger bot for your nonprofit’s Facebook Brand Page.
  • BETH KANTER  |  MONDAY, JANUARY 8, 2018
    [Organization] Twitter for Nonprofits in 2018: Rebirth or Retire?
    While Twitter and other platforms can amplify the under belly of the world, they can also connect people with nonprofit organizations and spread social good, joy, and even fun. Is your organization making the best of use of Twitter in 2018? The past year, Twitter has been widely criticized for its role in spreading misinformation , being a Petri dish for hate speech , and how it approaches world leaders use of the platform.
  • BETH KANTER  |  FRIDAY, JANUARY 5, 2018
    [Organization] 3 New Year’s Rituals for Nonprofit Professionals To Begin 2018 with Clarity
    Each month I create the task list organized with different color codes for different types of work/life. I facilitated workshops with volunteers from Bay Area technology companies and we worked with more 50 women’s rights organizations in the region. Digital Transformation: Digital transformation is about how nonprofits organizations and the way they work is transformed by technology. I wish you a very happy and healthy 2018!
  • CLARK QUINN  |  WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 3, 2018
    [Organization] 2018 Trajectories
    Our learners, and our organizations, deserve nothing less. Given my reflections on the past year, it’s worth thinking about the implications. What trajectories can we expect if the trends are extended? These are not predictions (as has been said, “never predict anything, particularly the future”). Instead, these are musings, and perhaps wishes for what could (even should ) occur. I mentioned an interest in AR and VR. I think these are definitely on the upswing.
  • HAROLD JARCHE  |  SATURDAY, DECEMBER 30, 2017
    [Organization] embracing automation
    With little routine work to do, organizations have to learn as fast as their environments. From such a foundation, today’s organizations can prepare for a new world of work. This one small change could have a major impact on any organization. If you are involved in workplace learning or education, consider these changes in how we communicate, organize, and work. The job of learning professionals is to make humanity the killer app for our organizations.
  • HAROLD JARCHE  |  FRIDAY, DECEMBER 29, 2017
    [Organization] friday’s finds 2017
    But it will never be possible to transform an existing organization into this.”. After the employees worked their last day in a traditional, hierarchical organization on Friday, they started their Monday in a fully self-managed organization. Every second Friday I review what I’ve noted on social media and post a wrap-up of what caught my eye. I do this as a reflective thinking process and to put what I’ve learned on a platform I control: this blog.
  • CLARK QUINN  |  THURSDAY, DECEMBER 28, 2017
    [Organization] The Quinnov 8: An online course
    The content is organized around what I’m terming the Quinnov 8, the eight elements I think are core to making the step to better elearning design. Ok, so I told you the story of the video course I was creating on what I call the Quinnov 8, and now I’ll point to it. It’s available through Udemy, and I’ve tried to keep the price low. With their usual discounts, it should be darn near free ;). Certainly no more than a few cups of coffee.
  • NINE SHIFT  |  WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 27, 2017
    [Organization] #5 Story of the Year 2017
    Working from home (wherever you choose 'home' to be) is changing the workplace culture, increasing productivity, allowing organizations to hire specialists, and boosts employee morale, health, mental health, and greater personal leisure time. TELECOMMUTING, THE SILENT REVOLUTION, KEEPS GROWING. Over 40% of workers now telecommute at least part time. Telecommuting has doubled in the last ten years.
  • CLARK QUINN  |  WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 27, 2017
    [Organization] Pernicious problems
    And this is from an organization that’s purports to communicate L&D quality! I’m using a standard for organizational learning quality in the process of another task. Why or for whom doesn’t matter. What does matter is that there are two problems in their standard that indicate we still haven’t overcome some pernicious problems. And we need to!
  • HAROLD JARCHE  |  TUESDAY, DECEMBER 26, 2017
    [Organization] constantly learning nodes
    We lack good models for organizing in a networked society. Perhaps the only unit of organization that is up to the task of working and living in networks is the individual human (the node). None of these are focused on any particular subject, as most of our schools are organized. If we put our efforts into promoting learning (not schooling) for life we just might be able to create better ways of organizing our society.
  • CLARK QUINN  |  THURSDAY, DECEMBER 21, 2017
    [Organization] Expertise
    If you want to develop expertise as an organization internally , the situation is very much the same. Expertise is an elusive thing. It comes from years of experience in a field. However, it turns out that it doesn’t just accumulate. You need very specific practice and/or useful feedback to develop it. And the more expertise one has, the better you are able to apply it to situations. Which has implications for what you do and when and how you do it. Expertise is valuable.
  • JOHN HAGEL  |  WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 20, 2017
    [Organization] The Hidden Dimension of the Learning Pyramid
    To be clear, these creation spaces don't have to be formal organizations. My learning pyramid has been challenged! My recent post on the learning pyramid received some great coverage, but a number of you reached out to challenge me: is it really a pyramid or just a triangle? In fact, I had intended to follow up with a second blog post explaining why my learning pyramid is actually a pyramid and not just a triangle.
  • CLARK QUINN  |  TUESDAY, DECEMBER 19, 2017
    [Organization] Innovations
    And throughout the organization, not just in separate labs. Sparked by a colleague, I’m reading The Digital Transformation Playbook , by David Rogers. In the chapter on innovation , he talks about two types of experimentation: convergent and divergent. And I was reminded that I think of two types of innovations as well. So what are they? Experimentation. He talks about how experimentation is the key to innovation (in fact, the chapter title is Innovate by Rapid Experimentation).
  • BETH KANTER  |  TUESDAY, DECEMBER 19, 2017
    [Organization] Holiday Vacation Exit Strategy: How To Take A Break
    He also acknowledges that there are other considerations such those organizations that provide direct services and being a busy time of year for fundraisers. In the Happy Healthy Nonprofit: Strategies for Impact without Burnout , Aliza Sherman and I did a deep dive into the research literature about the proven links between vacation time, employee resilience and productivity, and how it contributes to the organization’s goals. The holidays are almost here.
  • HAROLD JARCHE  |  TUESDAY, DECEMBER 19, 2017
    [Organization] perpetual beta 2017
    It is time to develop global identities and organizations based on our common humanity, enhanced by diversity, and enabled by digital communications technologies. If we build organizations that enable this we just might survive as a network society. As organizations get decentralized and work teams more dynamic, individuals need a long-term approach for their professional development and knowledge sharing. Blogging is one way I make sense of the world.
  • JANE HART  |  MONDAY, DECEMBER 18, 2017
    [Organization] 4 Exciting Recruiting Trends In 2018 [Infographic]
    Organizations are starting to pay attention that a great candidate experience is an important differentiator. In terms of recruiting trends, 2017 was the year of AI and automation technologies , unconscious bias and workplace diversity, and candidate experience in recruiting. With the continually improving economy and unemployment at a 16-year old low, what will the new year bring? Here are my top 4 recruiting trends for 2018 summarized in an infographic.
  • BETH KANTER  |  MONDAY, DECEMBER 18, 2017
    [Organization] Do Capacity Building Programs Help Nonprofits Achieve Better Results?
    In addition to the countless lunches, coffees, roundtables, focus groups and other opportunities for feedback and discussion I engaged in I also dug into the evidence on the impacts of capacity building on organizations. I dug into the link between the wider theories of capacity development and building strong, resilient nonprofit organizations capable of achieving impact in their communities and on the issues they tackle every day.
  • IRVING WLADAWSKY-BERGER  |  MONDAY, DECEMBER 18, 2017
    [Organization] AI and The Future of Work
    Brynjolfsson explained that AI is a General-Purpose Technology (GPT) , noting “that such technologies may actually lower stated productivity up front as companies invest in these without seeing a return, which comes later… In general, he said GPTs require time-consuming complementary innovation and investment, and that to keep up with accelerating technology in order to realize the benefits of AI, we will probably need to reinvent our organizations, institutions, and metrics.”.
  • STEPHEN DOWNES: HALF AN HOUR  |  SUNDAY, DECEMBER 17, 2017
    [Organization] On the Educause Openness Community Conversations
    Make the governance open, but ensure that key roles have specific people responsible for fulfillment: executive producer (liaison with organizations and funders), producer (topics and guests), director (management of audio, visual), production (management of tech), host or hosts. Don’t forget international organizations outside the U.S.
  • HAROLD JARCHE  |  SUNDAY, DECEMBER 17, 2017
    [Organization] connecting work, learning, and life
    Cindy explained: the originators of the model dropped hardships and personal life events because organizations had little control over them. The 70:20:10 reference model states that, in general, what we learn at work comes 70% from experience, 20% from exposure to new work, and 10% from formal education. At the 70:20:10 Institute [disclosure: I am a service partner], the basic approach is to start with the 70 (experience) because this is where learning and working are most connected.
  • DAN PONTEFRACT  |  THURSDAY, DECEMBER 14, 2017
    [Organization] The Cognitive Era Is Cool But I’d Like To See The Human Era First
    You're reading fresh content from Dan Pontefract at Brave New Org: Several large-scale organizations have begun to align around a concept known as the “cognitive era.” ” Based on artificial intelligence and advanced cognitive systems, “cognitive era” Dan's Related Posts: The Platonic Leader: Stage 3 of 5 in the Leadership Tonic Scale. If There Is No Trust Or Joy At Work There Is A Low Chance For Purpose. Humans Should Aim To Be The Next Us.
  • IRVING WLADAWSKY-BERGER  |  MONDAY, DECEMBER 11, 2017
    [Organization] The Emergence of Industry 4.0
    is driven by three major forces: The full digitization of a company’s operations, including the vertical integration of processes across the entire organization, and the horizontal integration across the entire value chain. has massive implications for the nature of how a company chooses to organize itself and its delivery model.” 50% of companies said that their lack of digital culture and skills, not technology, is their top challenge in making their operations more digital.
  • JOHN HAGEL  |  THURSDAY, DECEMBER 7, 2017
    [Organization] Never Under-Estimate the Immune System
    Just like the immune system all organisms have, this institutional immune system is adept at recognizing foreign bodies as soon as they appear and very effective at protecting the institution from infection. As you grow, be alert to the potential to draw more and more people from the core of the institution into the edge as they begin to see the impact that is being achieved and want to become a part of this rapidly scaling part of the organization.
  • DAVE SNOWDEN  |  WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 6, 2017
    [Organization] Innovation on the cusp: symbiosis
    The Crocodile and the bird is a dramatic example but Lichen “ a composite organism that arises from algae or cyanobacteria living among filaments of multiple fungi in a symbiotic relationship ” is another. Teaching intelligent people with real world problems is always one of the great pleasures of life and also a chance to develop and refine both theory and practice.
  • BETH KANTER  |  MONDAY, DECEMBER 4, 2017
    [Organization] Facebook Live-A-Thon for @ASPCA Raises Over $50,000 on Giving Tuesday
    The ASPCA (The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals), an animal welfare organization in North America, was one of the nonprofits that participated in Giving Tuesday. The event “ ASPCAGivingHope ” shared hourly live videos that took you behind the scenes of the organization’s work, showcased adoptable animals , supporters , celebrities ( human and animal ), and clever segments like a “ SlumPURR Party ” about fostering cats.
  • HAROLD JARCHE  |  FRIDAY, DECEMBER 1, 2017
    [Organization] networked failure and learning
    InfoQ: Trust is fundamental for self-organization. I wouldn’t say that trust is a pre-requisite for self-organization. I would say that we self-organize our trust network, through continuous participation in complex processes of human relating. Now imagine an organization as overlapping fields of the trust networks emanating out from all the participants. If you really want to visualize how your organization works, you would start identifying all these trust networks.
  • HAROLD JARCHE  |  WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 29, 2017
    [Organization] self-managing for complexity
    If democratic societies can function without an aristocracy, why can’t our organizations function without a managerial class? “What processes will be effective in helping people to unlearn the disposition or stance that made them successful in the ordered domains of Cynefin? How can they most effectively learn the skills required in the complex domain?
  • BETH KANTER  |  TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 28, 2017
    [Organization] Happy Giving Tuesday: How Board Members Participate
    NTEN believes that finances should not be a barrier for small organizations to be able to access the resources and connections that the Nonprofit Technology Conference offers, so every year they offer scholarships to those who might not otherwise be able to attend. Even though none of us on the board are millionaires, we still formalized our giving amounts (which include amount raised) to the organization. How is your organization leveraging Giving Tuesday?
  • DAVID GURTEEN  |  TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 28, 2017
    [Organization] Blog Post: Saudi Vision 2030
    By David Gurteen I've just spent a few days in Riyadh where I gave a talk and run a Knowledge Café as part of a KM Forum entitled "Knowledge Management Utilization in Realizing Saudi Vision 2030" organized by the Naseej Academy. Saudi Vision 2030 is a plan to reduce Saudi Arabia's dependence on oil, diversify its economy, and develop public service sectors such as health, education, infrastructure, recreation, and tourism.
  • DAVID GURTEEN  |  TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 28, 2017
    [Organization] Blog Post: Dubai Knowledge Summit 2017
    By David Gurteen The Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Knowledge Foundation ( MBRF ) recently organized and held the fourth annual Knowledge Summit in Dubai. Here are a few videos that you may find of interest from the Summit
  • DAVID GURTEEN  |  MONDAY, NOVEMBER 27, 2017
    [Organization] Blog Post: PowerPoint is still poisoning us
    I do wish conference organizers would make their events more participatory - making conference conversational is not the full answer but is a simple enough, low cost step By David Gurteen It's a while since I last talked about what I call conversational conferences - February 2013 to be exact. I am now starting to pull some of that old material into my blook and updating it.
  • IRVING WLADAWSKY-BERGER  |  MONDAY, NOVEMBER 27, 2017
    [Organization] Human-AI Decision Systems
    Perhaps the most critical function of any organization or society is its decision systems,” wrote Pentland. “In But, despite the increasingly complex decisions that organizations are called upon to make, decision-making remains human-intensive and anecdotal. Few organizations have applied social network analysis to help them scale the size and expertise of the decision-making group.
  • HAROLD JARCHE  |  MONDAY, NOVEMBER 27, 2017
    [Organization] 3000 half-baked ideas
    Now is the time to experiment with new models and ways of organizing: internationally, nationally, and locally. Advising the City of Johannesburg on become a learning organization. What started as a focus on businesses and organizations has grown to a more global view of the influence our societal structures have on how we work and learn. “The commons is the only genuine alternative today that allows us to build a truly participatory economic production system.
  • DAN PONTEFRACT  |  SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 25, 2017
    [Organization] Corporate Social Responsibility Is Not Your Organization’s Purpose
    Four Key Actions To Change Your Organization’s Purpose. You're reading fresh content from Dan Pontefract at Brave New Org: It’s happening again. Companies are confusing important terms. In doing so they are taking advantage of you, the consumer. Equally horrific is that many employees. Dan's Related Posts: The Purpose Effect Scorecard. A Few Easy Steps For Entrepreneurs To Take To Enact A Higher Purpose.
  • HAROLD JARCHE  |  SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 19, 2017
    [Organization] our future is networked and feminine
    TIMN is an explanatory model of how human societies have organized: first in Tribes, later with Institutions added (T+I), and in our current society where Markets dominate (T+I+M). The retrieval of certain aspects of a Tribal/Oral society require a rethinking of how we organize and work. Many people already understand this but they are often stuck in the old ways of organizing.
  • DAN PONTEFRACT  |  SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 18, 2017
    [Organization] Respect Is The Starting Point For Society
    Discourse is what fuels growth in any organization. You're reading fresh content from Dan Pontefract at Brave New Org: Debate is at the heart of a democracy. When our aim is to silence one another rather. Dan's Related Posts: For Democracy To Thrive, Openness Must Prevail. When Celebrity Trumps Sanity. Trump Presidency Lesson Plan. This IBM Employee Quit Her Job. I Commend Her For Doing So. Tic Tac Oh Oh. Thanks for reading. visit the original at [link].
  • HAROLD JARCHE  |  THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 16, 2017
    [Organization] trust emerges
    ” #1 Recognition : trust improves when we are recognized by our peers and the organization. #2 Paul Zak discovered eight key factors, or principles, in promoting trust in the workplace. In The Neuroscience of Trust he describes the research over several years that yielded these insights and gives examples of companies who implement these principles. The return on investment is more energy and greater productivity.
  • HAROLD JARCHE  |  TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 14, 2017
    [Organization] perspectives on new work – synopsis
    The organization is not a given hierarchy or a predictive process, but an ongoing process of organizing. Organizations of any kind, no matter how large or how small they are, are continuously reproduced and transformed in ongoing communicative interaction. The patterns of interaction in an organization are highly correlated with its performance. New buildings can be organized to maximize meetings of minds.
  • STEPHEN DOWNES: HALF AN HOUR  |  MONDAY, NOVEMBER 13, 2017
    [Organization] Consciousness
    We might say, most accurately, that our experiences and beliefs about things like objects and generalizations (and language and universals) are the result of the self-organization of layers of interconnected neurons. Teleology The core of Dennett's ideas - an my own - lies in the idea of self-organization. Self-organization, emergence and evolution are slow phenomena. Self-Organization and Emergence I don't think Hart represents the concept of 'emergent' properly.
  • BETH KANTER  |  MONDAY, NOVEMBER 13, 2017
    [Organization] Book Review: Engine of Impact – Essentials of Strategic Leadership in the Nonprofit Sector
    This book should be on the holiday reading list for any nonprofit leaders and their boards (and their donors) who want their organizations to thrive and magnify impact. These principles once applied can help organizations sustain their work because they will be able to attract and leverage funding. It starts with the organization’s mission or the air. The fuel for take off includes funding, talent, organization, and governance.
  • STEPHEN DOWNES: HALF AN HOUR  |  WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 8, 2017
    [Organization] If We Talked About the Internet Like We Talk About OER
    Many communities (and community organizations, like our own) wanted to provide it as an essential social service. David Wiley offers a provocative perspective titled If We Talked About the Internet Like We Talk About OER: The Cost Trap and Inclusive Access. Here's how he sets it up: Imagine that – somehow – you’ve never used the internet before. A good friend and long-time internet user finds this out and begins trying to describe to you how awesome the internet is.
  • DAN PONTEFRACT  |  TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 7, 2017
    [Organization] For Democracy To Thrive, Openness Must Prevail
    Discourse is what fuels growth in any organization. You're reading fresh content from Dan Pontefract at Brave New Org: Debate is at the heart of a democracy. When our aim is to silence one another rather. Dan's Related Posts: When Celebrity Trumps Sanity. Trump Presidency Lesson Plan. This IBM Employee Quit Her Job. I Commend Her For Doing So. Tic Tac Oh Oh. Humans Should Aim To Be The Next Us. Thanks for reading. visit the original at [link]. communication openness trust
  • CLARK QUINN  |  TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 7, 2017
    [Organization] Revisiting 70:20:10
    I joined Will as a moderator, but he did the heavy lifting of organizing the event and queueing up questions. Last week, the Debunker Club (led by Will Thalheimer) held a twitter debate on 70:20:10 (the tweet stream can be downloaded if you’re curious). In ‘attendance’ were two of the major proponents of 70:20:10, Charles Jennings and Jos Arets. And there were some insights from the conversations and my own reflections.
  • IRVING WLADAWSKY-BERGER  |  MONDAY, NOVEMBER 6, 2017
    [Organization] The MIT 2017 Inclusive Innovation Challenge
    The MIT Initiative on the Digital Economy (IDE) was organized in 2013 by Erik Brynjolfsson and Andy McAfee to examine the impact of digital technologies on the world. How can we accelerate the transformation of institutions, organizations, and human skills to keep up with the quickening pace of digital innovation? We created the Inclusive Innovation Challenge to recognize and reward the many amazing people and organizations that are working to accomplish this mission.”
  • DAVE SNOWDEN  |  SUNDAY, OCTOBER 29, 2017
    [Organization] Drawing lines …
    The illustration by the way is Seaweed Gin from the wonderful Welsh artisan organic spirits producer Dà Mhìle. An abiding memory of childhood is being sent home by a Chapel going Welsh Primary School teacher with instructions to prayer for my mother who was about to condemn herself to Hell by campaigning for Flintshire to go wet. The day had been much occupied with various vivid images of Hell just to drive the point home.
  • STEPHEN DOWNES: HALF AN HOUR  |  WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 25, 2017
    [Organization] Reviving the MOOC
    access to a community of like-minded individuals organizing their studies around the scholars assembled at the university The outcome of this model is not necessarily a degree or certificate (though recognition by these same scholars that you've successfully defended your thesis is certainly of value and would automatically open doors for you at the same or other institutions, as well as in government and private industry).
  • CLARK QUINN  |  WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 25, 2017
    [Organization] Addressing Changes
    We need to be understanding what are the critical performance needs of the organization, and demonstrate that we’re impacting them in the ways above. This can be done, and it will be the hallmark of successful organization. The question is, are you going to lead your organization forward into the future, or keep your head down and do what you’ve always done? Yesterday, I listed some of the major changes that L&D needs to acknowledge.
  • DAVID GURTEEN  |  WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 25, 2017
    [Organization] Blog Post: Some Knowledge Caf? Stories
    By David Gurteen I am starting to pull together in my blook quite a few good stories about how the Knowledge Café is being applied or has been run by different organizations. Here are three that are almost finished and are directly accessible but you will find more in the. Conversational Stories chapter in various stages of development. Knowledge Cafés at the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation. Knowledge Cafés at NASA. A Knowledge Café at Viva
  • CLARK QUINN  |  TUESDAY, OCTOBER 24, 2017
    [Organization] Acknowledging Changes
    There are a serious number of changes that are affecting organizations. We’re seeing changes in the information flow, in technology, and in what we know about ourselves. Importantly, these are things that L&D needs to acknowledge and respond to. What are these changes? It’s old news that things are happening faster. We’re being overwhelmed with information, and that rate is accelerating. On the other hand, our tools to manage the information flow are also advancing.
  • BETH KANTER  |  MONDAY, OCTOBER 23, 2017
    [Organization] Four Reasons Nonprofit Should Consider the Authentic Storytelling Method
    For many nonprofits, taking the “right” photograph or creating the “perfect” video to represent an organization’s mission and work can be an intimidating prospect. And that’s why we offer social media events, NetSquared meet-ups, and educational trainings – all geared towards educating organizations on how to create a powerful digital story ( Nonprofits can submit stories to our storytelling contest through October 31, 2017 ).
  • IRVING WLADAWSKY-BERGER  |  MONDAY, OCTOBER 23, 2017
    [Organization] The Evolution Toward Digital Supply Chains
    The meeting was organized by the Center for Global Enterprise (CGE), - the nonprofit research institution founded by former IBM Chairman and CEO Sam Palmisano to study the contemporary corporation, globalization, economic trends, and their impact on society. The CEOs at the meeting in China concluded that their highest research priority was the evolution toward Digital Supply Chains (DSC), and its potential to transform organizations and the conduct of business around the world.
  • HAROLD JARCHE  |  SUNDAY, OCTOBER 22, 2017
    [Organization] the medium is the message
    Management is a technology [“Technology is the application of organized and scientific knowledge to solve practical problems.” Hossein Derakhsahn states that with social media platforms like Facebook , “The very idea of knowledge itself is in danger” He goes on to describe how the web started as a text-based medium but has flipped into a new form of broadcast television. “Social networks, though, have since colonized the web for television’s values.
  • STEPHEN DOWNES: HALF AN HOUR  |  FRIDAY, OCTOBER 20, 2017
    [Organization] Working Memory and Object Permanence
    This archive is organized by structures called schema, which are essentially series of interconnected mental models (Sweller, 2005). Miller explains , We must recognize the importance of grouping or organizing the input sequence into units or chunks. This is pretty speculative, but it makes sense to me and I'd like to get the idea own on (digital) paper in case I don't get the chance to come back to it.
  • HAROLD JARCHE  |  FRIDAY, OCTOBER 20, 2017
    [Organization] myths, markets, & mistakes
    ” @voinenen: Why Organizations Must Change. Every fortnight I curate some of the observations and insights that were shared on social media. I call these Friday’s Finds. “Data will lead you wrong if you pay attention to that and don’t pay attention to people. ” — Bozoma St John via @MarkFederman. KevinDoyleJones : “Markets are collective consenual reality.”
  • HAROLD JARCHE  |  THURSDAY, OCTOBER 19, 2017
    [Organization] leadership is helping make the network smarter
    Organizations face more complexity in the type of work they do, the problems they face, and the markets they interact with. To deal with this complexity, organizations should loosen hierarchies and strengthen networks. Canada’s electronic spy agency, the Communications Security Establishment (CSE) has just released some of its malware detection tools as open source software, so any organization or individual can better detect threats.
  • HAROLD JARCHE  |  WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 18, 2017
    [Organization] cities and the future of work
    According to my review of history and theory, four forms of organization — and evidently only four — lie behind the governance and evolution of all societies across the ages: The tribal form was the first to emerge and mature, beginning thousands of years ago. The market form, the third form of organization to take hold, enables people to excel at openly competitive, free, and fair economic exchanges. Cities can become learning organizations. Help people keep organized.
  • CLARK QUINN  |  WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 18, 2017
    [Organization] Stay Curious
    This isn’t just your choice, of course, ideally your organization is supportive. I suppose organizations need to stay curious as well! One of my ongoing recommendations to people grew out of a toss-off line, playing off an advertisement. Someone asked about a strategy for continuing to learn (if memory serves), and I quipped “stay curious, my friends” However, as I ponder it, I think more and more that such an approach is key.
  • STEPHEN DOWNES: HALF AN HOUR  |  WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 18, 2017
    [Organization] WCOL Opening plenary - Wednesday
    Phil - it’s difficult to get students and get organized input. I missed the first talk: I have put in some tweets. A full summary of the last two talks is below.
  • STEPHEN DOWNES: HALF AN HOUR  |  TUESDAY, OCTOBER 17, 2017
    [Organization] Technology, Resources and Innovation
    It’s also a focus for the research organizations in the province. David Porter, Lena Patterson, Chris Fernlund eCampus Ontario - Rethinking eCampus Ontario - owned by 45 universities and colleges in Ontario, funded by the provincial government As we move forward, tech and learning will be forever inter-related. You won’t be able to get away from that idea.
  • BETH KANTER  |  TUESDAY, OCTOBER 17, 2017
    [Organization] A New Approach for Nonprofit Professional Development: Micro-Learning
    How To Get Started With Walking Meetings This micro-learning course teaches you how to integrate walking meetings into your organization. Recently, a nonprofit professional said to me, “I don’t have time to learn anything new because I have too much work to do.” ” Indeed, she had a calendar full of meetings, an endless to do list, and an inbox that was anything but zeroed out.
  • STEPHEN DOWNES: HALF AN HOUR  |  MONDAY, OCTOBER 16, 2017
    [Organization] Pedagogical Principles of Design for Active, Reflective and Self-Regulated Learning
    Maristela Petrovic-Dzerdz & Anne Trepanier Online Hunting, Gathering and Sharing: Return to Experiential Learning in a Digital Age We were historically hunters and gatherers, and more than anything, sharers, This is how we have traditionally learned, in contrast to the organized learning of industrialized societies.
  • BETH KANTER  |  MONDAY, OCTOBER 16, 2017
    [Organization] The Surprising Truth About Donor Fatigue And What Nonprofits Can Do To Avoid It
    Disaster relief organizations have been working around the clock to respond to seven catastrophic disasters in the past two months. Photo by Fuel Relief Fund on GlobalGiving. Note from Beth: With the hurricanes, gun violence, and fires, I gave generously, including donations to Global Giving funds. I surpassed my giving budget for disaster relief giving.
  • HAROLD JARCHE  |  SUNDAY, OCTOBER 15, 2017
    [Organization] distributing power for the network era
    We are in the early stages of an emerging era where network modes of organization dominate over institutions and markets. What would an organization look like with looser hierarchies and stronger networks? We already have other ways of organizing work. Instead, we can learn from Nordic leadership models and create organizations that take advantage of a networked world.
  • CLARK QUINN  |  WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 11, 2017
    [Organization] Radical Coherency
    Tied to my last post about insufficient approaches, I was thinking again about the Coherent Organization . But that’s no longer sufficient in organizations. So you have coherency with the organization’s purpose, but people are coherent with each other, and with the customers, and with best principles. This is a learning organization, but one that’s integrating many disparate elements.
  • DAN PONTEFRACT  |  TUESDAY, OCTOBER 10, 2017
    [Organization] Musings On Collaboration, Cooperation and Coordination
    Coordinate: working together in an organized way. I’ve been thinking… Collaborate: working together across teams. Cooperate: working together toward a common goal. Put differently… Dan's Related Posts: It’s Not So Hard To Be A Little More Cooperative Collaboration Is Not Just A Technology. It’s A Behavior. The Critical Importance Of Defining Your Purpose Alarming Trends in CIPD Employee Outlook Survey Don’t Be a FOOL: Fear of Open Leadership.
  • CLARK QUINN  |  TUESDAY, OCTOBER 10, 2017
    [Organization] Simple Insufficiency
    As things get more complex, organizations are looking to get more agile. Organizations are complex organisms. And what I haven’t seen, and I’m willing to hear of one, is a comprehensive program that addresses the full suite of skills and culture together that constitute a coherent organization. For the org, it should be a necessary new extension to the organization’s competencies. And they’re looking at a wide variety of approaches in different areas.
  • IRVING WLADAWSKY-BERGER  |  MONDAY, OCTOBER 9, 2017
    [Organization] Gender Diversity, Empathy and Technology
    Similarly, diversity in people and skills should be viewed as a measure of the health of an organization, especially in our increasingly complex, fast changing world. What’s the value of gender diversity in technology-based disciplines? Is gender diversity an asset for technology-based companies? Are men inherently better than women at technology-based jobs? These are questions that have long been discussed. Lots of progress has been made in addressing them.
  • NINE SHIFT  |  MONDAY, OCTOBER 9, 2017
    [Organization] Yes, Coddle the Kids - - at all Ages
    Good for you Gogebic County Fair, and every other organization out to motivate and encourage our young people. Recreation departments, county fairs and everyone else who gives out so-called 'participation awards' to young children are right. . Last summer James Harrison of the NFL, Dan Patrick and a host of other guys paid for talking nonsense all came out against participation awards. . But children, like all of us, need to be motivated and encouraged.
  • STEPHEN DOWNES: HALF AN HOUR  |  FRIDAY, OCTOBER 6, 2017
    [Organization] Elements of a Successful Panel
    There's no end either to the list of articles with tips and tools on how to organize an academic panel. They focus on everything from the role of the moderator to marketing to room organization and lighting. Moreover, organizers tend to put like commentators with like. For example, spokespeople or representatives of institutions or corporations find themselves locked into their own organization's talking points. Congrats, you have an all male panel !
  • BETH KANTER  |  WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 4, 2017
    [Organization] Two Examples of Nonprofit Social Media That Will Make You Smile (and learn a best practice or two)
    NPR is apologizing for a miss-post or what every social media who manages an organization’s social media presences dreads – posting something on the brand’s social media account that was intended for your personal account. Animal welfare organizations and zoos went wild. It was the example of the American Red Cross’s beer tweet where the social media staff posted a tweet about getting a six pack of beer to the organization’s account.
  • BETH KANTER  |  MONDAY, OCTOBER 2, 2017
    [Organization] Three Ways To Help Support Hurricane Relief in Puerto Rico
    And, as blogger Vu Le says, donating to organizations on the ground can be a form of self-care. I have my go-to global organizations that do a great job at relief efforts on the ground, set up funds for long-term rebuilding, or do a terrific job of vetting local charities to support. How do you decide which organizations to support? National/International Organizations: Team Rubicon: Team Rubicon provides disaster relief and uses the skills of veterans.
  • HAROLD JARCHE  |  MONDAY, OCTOBER 2, 2017
    [Organization] creating resilient knowledge networks
    Patrick Lambe looked at PKM 14 years ago and saw multiple roles that can be done by individuals in organizations. Knowledge catalysts can also help to organize peer-to-peer events that are important to maintain any community. The personal knowledge mastery framework is a combination of seeking knowledge, making sense of it, and sharing it with others.
  • HAROLD JARCHE  |  THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 28, 2017
    [Organization] adapting to life in perpetual beta
    Organizations : The social learning workshop is for those supporting organizational learning and I have developed a suite of models as guidance for the future of work, or what I call the network era. So, in a nutshell, I work with individuals, organizations, and public policy influencers to develop practical ways to adapt to the technological, demographic, and societal changes facing us today.
  • BETH KANTER  |  TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 26, 2017
    [Organization] Is Influencer Marketing Part of Your Nonprofit’s Social Media Strategy in 2018?
    Before social media, “Influencer Marketing,” was a matter of finding a celebrity who had an affinity for your organization’s brand or programs and the goal was to get them to talk about it with their audiences. Everyday Influencer: Individuals who is passionate about the organization’s program and has an online presence of 500-5,000 followers. VIP Influencer: Well-known celebrity or VIP is has a relationship or connect with your organization.
  • CLARK QUINN  |  TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 26, 2017
    [Organization] Organizational terms
    The goal is to make organizations accomplish their goals, and to continue to be able to do so. That is, the goal is to make organizations not just efficient, but capable of optimal levels of performance. When you look at the Wikipedia definition , you find that they’re about “achieving the outcomes the organization intends to produce” They do this through alignment, increasing tradeoffs, and facilitating capacity building.
  • BETH KANTER  |  MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 25, 2017
    [Organization] How To Use Microsoft Technology To Supercharge Your Fundraising
    The organization expects to raise 110,000 Euro this year — twice what it received last year. Together, we have learned a great deal about how digital transformation can empower nonprofit organizations to do more. SOS Children’s Villages International uses cloud technology to help fundraise for children in need. Photo courtesy of SOS Children’s Villages International.
  • IRVING WLADAWSKY-BERGER  |  MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 25, 2017
    [Organization] Blockchain and the Future of the Firm
    The book is organized into three main sections : Mind and Machine, Product and Platform, and Core and Crowd, each based on a business trend that’s significantly reshaping the business world. The additional layers of management and staff can cause the organization to become bureaucratic , significantly impacting its ability to quickly embrace new ideas and technologies when market conditions change.
  • BETH KANTER  |  FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 22, 2017
    [Organization] Stop Days: The Secret To Nonprofit Productivity
    The NTEN Book Club, organized by Lauren McKown and Kai Williams, hosted a video chat this week.This month they have been reading The Happy Healthy Nonprofit: Strategies for Impact without Burnout and discussing it in the NTEN online community. The video chat provided a nice opportunity to have conversation in real-time about the relationship between self-care and workplace productivity.
  • CLARK QUINN  |  WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 20, 2017
    [Organization] Transparency
    I assist organizations to improve their processes and products, both tactically and strategically. I believe that transparency is a good thing. It builds trust, as it makes it hard to hide things. And trust is important. So, in the spirit of transparency, it occurred to me to share a little bit about me and this blog. Here I lay out who I am, why I write it, and what I write about.
  • HAROLD JARCHE  |  WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 20, 2017
    [Organization] The Copenhagen Letter
    It is time to organize, and to hold each other accountable … We who have signed this letter will hold ourselves and each other accountable for putting these ideas into practice. I signed The Copenhagen Letter. Perhaps you should too, if you think that all people should control the technology that runs the world, not just the surveillance capitalists. Well, at least read it, please. To everyone. who shapes technology today.
  • BETH KANTER  |  TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 19, 2017
    [Organization] Running Effective Virtual #Nonprofit Meetings: 9 Best Practices for Facilitating Engagement
    Follow an organized line up to ensure each person has a chance to respond. In many of the workshops I’ve been facilitating based on the Happy Healthy Nonprofit: Strategies for Impact without Burnout , many nonprofits are recognizing that offering some workplace flexibility to employees is not only an attractive benefit, but also can increases productivity and help with burnout prevention.Many nonprofits allow staff to work remotely one day a week.
  • HAROLD JARCHE  |  MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 18, 2017
    [Organization] a convenience truth
    As a result we are so over-prescribed that: “Antibiotic resistance is one of the biggest threats to global health, food security, and development today” , according to the World Health Organization. Probably one the greatest barriers to positive change is convenience. For example, we know that automobiles contribute significantly to pollution, obesity, and greenhouse gases. However, most of us own at least one car and many of us own more than one. Cars are extremely convenient.
  • IRVING WLADAWSKY-BERGER  |  MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 18, 2017
    [Organization] Minds and Machines
    The book is organized into three sections , each focused on a major trend that’s reshaping the business world: the rapidly expanding capabilities of machines ; the emergence of large, asset-light platform companies; and the ability to now leverage the knowledge, expertise and enthusiasm of the crowd. Before it, most organisms were composed of individual cells or were simple multi-cell organisms.
  • BETH KANTER  |  FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 15, 2017
    [Organization] Virtual Meetings: 5 Tips for Nonprofits Working Across Time Zones
    Other times,the workshop, keynote presentation, or master class might be part of a conference or a single session for an organization, but planning the event requires meeting across time zones virtually. My work as a trainer and facilitator has brought me to many places in the world. Often, the training on-site is the beginning of project which includes facilitating sessions remotely across time zones.
  • CLARK QUINN  |  FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 15, 2017
    [Organization] AI Reflections
    The overarching theme was: how are technologists, engineers, and organizations designing AI tools that enable people and devices to understand and work with each other? Last night I attended a session on “Our Relationship with AI” sponsored by the Computer History Museum and the Partnership on AI. In a panel format, noted journalist John Markoff moderated Apple’s Tom Gruber, AAAI President Subbarao Kambhampati, and IBM Distinguished Research Scientist Francesca Rossi.
  • IRVING WLADAWSKY-BERGER  |  MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 11, 2017
    [Organization] Artificial Intelligence is Ready for Business; Are Businesses Ready for AI?
    Demand forecasting, supply chain optimization, and improved product design and productivity. “ Organizations need to constantly anticipate the future to gain competitive advantage. AI is now seemingly everywhere. In the past few years, the necessary ingredients have come together to propel AI beyond the research labs into the marketplace: powerful, inexpensive computer technologies; advanced algorithms and models; and most important, oceans and oceans of data.
  • HAROLD JARCHE  |  MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 11, 2017
    [Organization] hunters in the jungle
    The challenge for the modern organization is to have a flexible enough structure to let people move in and out of the jungle. Staying too long in an organization (a zoo) destroys their jungle instincts and disconnects them from the world of their clients. Working for an organization gives them practical experience but it is from their extended social networks in the jungle that they understand their environment.
  • CLARK QUINN  |  THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 7, 2017
    [Organization] Developing L&D
    One of the conversations I’ve been having is how to shift organizations into modern workplace learning. Depending on the particular organization’s context, it might be performance support, or social media, or mobile, or… Then you define an experiment, and start working on it. L&D can internally develop their understanding and ability of the new ways of working as a step towards being an organization-wide champion.
  • CLARK QUINN  |  TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 5, 2017
    [Organization] Metaphors for L&D
    What do you see the role of L&D being in the organization? I still wanted development, including formal learning, but we also want to develop the ability for the organization to continue to learn: innovation. I’ll suggest that we want to be thinking about all the ways that an organization can facilitate doing, and increasing the ability to do. I’ve suggested P&D, but perhaps it’s organic and about organizational growth.
  • IRVING WLADAWSKY-BERGER  |  TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 5, 2017
    [Organization] Platforms, Blockchains, and the Evolution of Trust
    Over the past 20 years the economy has progressively moved away from the traditional model of centralized organizations, where large operators, often with a dominant position, were responsible for providing a service to a group of passive consumers,” wrote Primavera De Filippi in a recently published Harvard Business Review article, - What Blockchain Means for the Sharing Economy.
  • BETH KANTER  |  THURSDAY, AUGUST 31, 2017
    [Organization] TechNow Conference Keynote Aliza Sherman, Co-Author Happy Healthy Nonprofit
    This conference will be 14th annual TechNow Conference , organized by The Bayer Center for Nonprofit Management at Robert Morris University. TechNow is a one-day regional conference that connects nonprofits with the technology resources, information and people it needs to succeed taking place on October 19, 2017.
  • CLARK QUINN  |  THURSDAY, AUGUST 31, 2017
    [Organization] Evidence-based L&D
    Earlier this year, I wrote that L&D was a ‘ Field of Dreams ‘ industry , running on a belief that “if you build it, it is good” There’s strong evidence that we’re not delivering on the needs of the organization. There’s evidence that organizations that measure impact, do better. Again, organizations that become learning organizations succeed better than those that don’t.
  • DOC SEARLS   |  WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 30, 2017
    [Organization] Some new ways to look at infrastructure
    That is, infrastructures affect the behaviour of individuals, firms, households, and other organizations by providing and shaping the available opportunities of these actors to participate in these systems and to interact with each other. Nor are the “firms, households and other organizations” in which they participate. Nothing challenges our understanding of infrastructure better than a crisis, and we have a big one now in Houston.
  • BETH KANTER  |  TUESDAY, AUGUST 29, 2017
    [Organization] Mastering the Art of Work/Life Balance in a Digital World
    I’m honored to be included on a panel proposed by him, along with Carrie Rice , called “ How to Conquer Technology Distraction and Burnout and Be More Present for Yourself, Team, and Organization for the 2018 Nonprofit Technology Conference. (If I came across a posting for an internship at TechBridge , an organization based in Atlanta that provides affordable technology solutions to non-profits and applied.
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